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Introduction to Graphic Design A

School Year: 2019-2020
Subject: Fine and Performing Arts
Course ID: CAOT77507
College Concurrent: No
School District: Big Horn County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Wyoming Connections Academy
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 9-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Connexus
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Connections Academy
Hathaway Success Course: Yes
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Sep 03, 2019 - Jun 05, 2020
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
Can people communicate without using words? Do different colors invoke different emotions? Can artists use various textures to communicate a range of ideas? Absolutely! Designed to develop an understanding and appreciation for design, the Introduction to Graphic Design A course teaches the student to interpret visual representations and to communicate his or her own ideas and information graphically. By raising the student's awareness of design, this intermediate-level course establishes a strong foundation in the basic principles of graphic design. This course, the first in a two-semester series, introduces the student to scenarios that can be solved by applying creative techniques that yield innovative and effective design solutions. Though the course is structured around computer-assisted graphic design, the student will examine other types of design as well. The student will also learn to use Inkscape, an image-editing program that is provided, and will create several design compositions using this program.
Course Prerequisites:
Required Materials: None
Course Accessibility: None
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly